Azerbaijan: New anti-torture report reveals “systemic and widespread” torture, impunity and corruption in law enforcement

The Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has published the findings of six visits to Azerbaijan – in 2004, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 – together with the responses of the Azerbaijani Government.

Court: Investigation of journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s murder failed to look properly into who commissioned the crime

The complaint concerned the investigation into the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Russia: Court backs Pussy Riot members in human rights complaint against convictions and imprisonment

Human rights judges declared today that Russia committed multiple violations of the European Convention owing to Pussy Riot punk band convictions and imprisonment.

Russia: Family of murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya await human rights court decision

Human rights judges will announce their ruling tomorrow (17 July), in a case against Russia which centres on the investigation into the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Russia: Court set for ruling in Pussy Riot human rights case

The case concerns the conviction and imprisonment of members of the Russian feminist punk band, for attempting to perform one of their protest songs in a Moscow cathedral in 2012.